Lost in Nature’s cruellest winter and alone in the depths of her deepest forest, a samurai, Isamu, succumbs to the thick-falling snow. He awakes to see her looking over him, shrouded by the swaying branches of a tree. Shaken by his chill and her tender beauty, he asks for her name and she answers, Green Willow.
The seed of their love is then planted in the forest; their happiness falls with the sakura blossom in spring, and flows in the cool blue waters of their stream. But Isamu is soon torn between his forbidden love and his duties as a samurai. He must return to the castle, and fight in his lord’s wars - a man ravaged by the powerful exports arriving on the trade ship from distant shores, guns and a new religion.
After touching with life for the first time, Isamu cannot leave the forest without her; he will take Green Willow with him. But can the simple love they share really span the differences in their worlds, or will they, and their love, be splintered apart,... More > forever?< Less
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